Farley et al. (2003) found a PTSD prevalence rate of 68% among
those in prostitution in nine countries. This rate was comparable
to the rates of PTSD among battered women seeking shelter (45%,
Housekamp & Foy, 1991; 84%, Kemp, Rawlings, & Green, 1991),
rape survivors (70%, Bownes, O’Gorman, & Sayers, 1991), and
survivors of state-sponsored torture (51%, Ramsay, Gorst Unsworth, & Turner, 1993).
A brothel owner in the Netherlands complained about an ordinance requiring that brothels have pillows in the rooms: “You don’t want a pillow in the [brothel’s] room. It’s a murder weapon” (Daley, 2001, p. 1). Familiar with how customers treated women in prostitution, this Dutch pimp understood that johns are regularly murderous toward women.
Keep in mind this is a comment from a legal brothel owner running a regulated facility.
In 2000, a dancer in San Francisco was raped in a private booth at the Mitchell Brothers strip club. When she complained to the owners about the rape, they fired her. Promoting an atmosphere that winked conspiratorially at sexual exploitation, harassment, and violence, the club had distributed advertisements that told customers, “What you do on your side of the curtain is your little secret” (Sward, 2000). In 2004, a woman prostituting at a Nevada brothel filed civil law suits against a john who assaulted her and against pimp Dennis Hof because he failed to call police and because the panic button in her room was not working (Associated Press, 2004).
THIS IS SO HELPFUL FOR WHEN YOURE ORDERING CLOTHES ONLINE AND DONT KNOW HOW TO LOOK UP WHAT YOU WANT!!
LOL there are literally five of these that are modest enough for me to want to wear. Stupid women’s clothing makers.
This woman is so beautiful inside and out. I can’t believe how violently people are opposing her NATURAL facial hair. :/
A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing “sexual services” at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PROSTITUTION IS LEGALIZED
POOR WOMEN ARE PUNISHED FOR REFUSING TO BE HOOKERS
”Under Germany’s welfare reforms, any woman under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year can be forced to take an available job – including in the sex industry – or lose her unemployment benefit. Last month German unemployment rose for the 11th consecutive month to 4.5 million, taking the number out of work to its highest since reunification in 1990.”
fucking hell, ~sex positivity has now brought a system that will force even more unwilling women into the sex industry.
Just noting that this article is from 2005 and since then full legalisation of prostitution and pimping has apparently led from bad to worse. I found a more recent report:
Initially, the German government thought that legalization would lead to the decrease in sex trafficking, safer conditions for prostitutes, and removal of “some of the stigma from the industry.” But in reality, legalization not only increased sex trafficking of women and children but also failed to change the stigma attached to prostitution for the past few years. A study shows that the majority of prostitutes in Germany prefer to “do the job secretly because they still experience discrimination.” The same study also shows that even the government agencies are not willing to broker jobs or offer retraining as they do for employees in other industries. Further, the health insurance company does not provide special health provisions for prostitutes. In terms of their rights, many prostitutes in Germany are still living in poor conditions and exploited by the pimps and the landlords who take the majority of the prostitutes’ earnings.
legitimate criticisms of feminism:
-transmisogyny and the lack of inclusion of transwomen
-the racist history behind it and the lack of inclusion of woc
-ignoring and invalidating women with disabilities
-pretty much anything that falls under lack of intersectionality
-internalized misogyny and girl hate
-promotion of political lesbianism
illegitimate criticisms of feminism:
-a feminist was really mean to me once
-they’re sexist against men